The spring series of University of Illinois Extension’s Four Seasons Gardening program, which focuses on environmental stewardship, home gardening, and backyard food production, gets underway in April.
In the first session, Extension Specialist David Robson will share water conservation tips and techniques, as well as information about the latest in watering equipment. Water can be a precious commodity, especially during the summer and with droughts, and WaterSmart Gardening will provide help to minimize and conserve water, while still maintaining a healthy landscape.
WaterSmart Gardening will be presented online April 26 at 1:30 p.m. and again on April 28 at 6:30 p.m. The April 26 presentation also may be viewed in the Kane County office in St. Charles. Each topic will be offered online twice, and some are available for viewing in-person at a local Extension office.
Other spring webinar topics will include:
- Growing Vegetables in Containers and Raised Beds on May 10 at 1:30 p.m. and May 12 at 6:30 p.m.
- Backyard Greenhouse Basics on May 24 at 1:30 p.m. and May 26 at 6:30 p.m. The May 24 webinar also may be viewed in the Yorkville office.
All webinar sessions are free and open to the public to view online, but participants must register in advance at http://go.illinois.edu/4seasons_webinars.
Participants may choose to view the April 26 webinar at the U of I Extension office in St. Charles, or to view the May 24 webinar at the Extension office in Yorkville. There is a fee of $5 to join in person, which includes the session handouts. Local registration closes one week before each program. To sign up to attend in person or to learn more, visit the “Register Online” section at web.extension.illinois.edu/dkk or call 630-584-6166 for more information.
The U of I Extension office in Kane County is located at 535 S. Randall Road in St. Charles, and in Kendall County at 7775B Illinois Route 47 in Yorkville. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please notify at least two weeks prior to the event.
For more information on University of Illinois Extension programs in your county, visit web.extension.illinois.edu/dkk. University of Illinois Extension provides educational programs and research-based information to help Illinois residents improve their quality of life, develop skills and solve problems.